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University named College of Distinction for fourth consecutive year

WU also a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and Christian College of Distinction

Matthew Stultz Jul 1, 2019

Waynesburg University was named a 2019-2020 College of Distinction July 1 for the fourth consecutive year. The award recognizes American higher education institutions for their commitment to the implementation of High-Impact Educational Practices.

The University was also named a Pennsylvania College of Distinction and Christian College of Distinction. Waynesburg academic programs recognized for College of Distinction status included Business, Education and Nursing.

“We are so proud to see Waynesburg University walking the walk,” said Tyson Schritter, COO of Colleges of Distinction. “Colleges of Distinction knows that a truly valuable education can’t be measured by rank or reputation. Students learn and thrive best when they embrace hands-on learning in a vibrant, welcoming community. That’s why it’s so encouraging to find Waynesburg University take such an innovative approach with its curriculum: its High-Impact Educational Practices ensure that the undergraduate experience is worthwhile and unique.”

According to Colleges of Distinction, the selection process consists of detailed interviews and research for each institution’s freshman experience and retention efforts alongside its general education programs, career development, strategic plan, student satisfaction, and more.

Schools are evaluated on how well they adhere to the Four Distinctions: Engaged Students, Great Teaching, Vibrant Community, and Successful Outcomes.

“Colleges of Distinction doesn’t rank schools, because we know that every student is different in what they need to best learn, grow, and succeed,” said Schritter. “Instead, we value schools that embrace those differences. Waynesburg University puts the student experience first, providing all the tools and opportunities they need to become lifelong learners who are ready to take on any challenge in today’s ever-evolving society.”

To learn more, or to view Waynesburg’s profile, visit